Regional Wellness Director

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is looking for a Regional Wellness Director who will support the wellness initiatives at two of our branches.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Branch Executive Director, the Regional Wellness Director is responsible for implementing day to day operations including management of staff for the two YMCA branch locations.  The Regional Wellness Director will supervise branch staff at both sites and will be responsible for program planning, development and delivery of programs, marketing and promotion, administration, facility/equipment maintenance, and budget and risk management.  This position will also provide leadership to the staff and community phase of the branch’s Why It Matters Annual Campaign.  Staff selection, training and supervision using a value-centered approach are necessary. This position primarily focuses on the member experience and, as such, requires a person with exceptional skills in human relations.  This position must perform program responsibilities in accordance with the policies, goals, mission values and objectives established by the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA.  Emphasis will be placed on the development and/or expansion of current/future programs.

The primiary location for this position is G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA located at 151 Waleska Street, Canton, GA.

  • Associate's degree required in related field and 2-5 years of relevant experience.
  • High degree of human relation skills:  ability to effectively communicate and manage information to program participants, community leaders, and volunteers and staff of all ages
  • Over three years’ experience within a leadership role within a membership organization with a minimum of three years of successful history in membership acquisition, retention, and engagement.
  • Ability to establish, collaborate and maintain relationships with all stakeholders
  • Exemplify YMCA ideals, leadership qualities and a professional image
  • A high level of knowledge of computers, various technology and applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • One to two years related experience preferred.
  • Minimum age of 21.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, drug screen and motor vehicle record.
  • Within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
Essential Functions
  • Work effectively with leadership at both branches to ensure maximized member acquisition, retention, and engagement.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the member experience department and employees and volunteers for both branches. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Effectively manage budgets; hold staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Foster a climate of innovation.
  • Monitor progress towards the branch’s goals by running and reviewing all necessary reports.
  • Attends all staff meetings and required training programs.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned.
  • Monitor all group exercise classes on a weekly basis and adjust as needed to maintain a 40% capacity minimum standard in all classes. 
  • Supervise group exercise instructors, being responsible for having all classes led by an instructor or sub, hiring qualified personnel to do so when necessary.
  • Develop and monitor attendance of group exercise schedule, making adjustments to incorporate new classes into the schedule and to fit member's needs following the recommendations of the YMCA of the USA and YMCA of Metro Atlanta.
  • Inventory, inspect, repair, replace, and/or provide exercise equipment for group exercise classes and wellness floor within scope of the budget.
  • Monitor all wellness staff certifications and expiration dates. All instructors must have current Y-USA Health & Wellness courses; acquiring and maintaining a nationally recognized group exercise certification is highly desirable.
  • Publish a monthly schedule of group exercise classes for members including class name, time, description of class, and instructor.
  • Evaluate staff performance and skills at least once each year.
  • Develop, manage and evaluate department budgets within the approved margins to meet branch goals.
  • Monitor progress towards branch’s goals by running and reviewing all necessary reports.
  • Lead the Y’s presence at community outreach, including the “WHY IT MATTERS” campaign.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts to maximize enrollments and provides ongoing support to the Director on related issues.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Collaboration
  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community
Required Certifications

Completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training. These training must be completed within 30 days of hire.